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Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Jul. 17, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military and the pro-democracy movement have signed a political document that's part of a power-sharing deal meant to end the country's deadlock after weeks of stalled talks. The two sides — representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of...

Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii road

Jul. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Astronomers have indefinitely stopped looking through 13 existing telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii while protesters block the road downslope in an attempt to prevent the construction of a giant new observatory. Dozens of researchers around the world won't be able to gather...

Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

Jul. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up....

The Latest: Telescopes near Hawaii protest pause operations

Jul. 16, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resume construction of a giant telescope on a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Existing telescopes on the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea are suspending operations while protesters block the road downslope to prevent the...

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

Jul. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-familiar...

Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Jul. 16, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a national rallying cry against...

Timeline of key events in Eric Garner chokehold death

Jul. 16, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will not bring civil rights charges against New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The announcement comes one day before the five-year anniversary of Garner's death. A timeline of key events:...

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

Jul. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal. Representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters, are discussing in the capital of Khartoum on Tuesday a...

Lebanese parliament convenes on budget amid tight security

Jul. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Under tight security, Lebanese lawmakers on Tuesday began discussing the draft 2019 state budget that aims to avert a financial crisis in the heavily indebted country by raising taxes and cutting public spending. The discussions were being held amid limited protests against proposed austerity...